One of the most highly industrialized countries in the world, the constitutional monarchy of Liechtenstein has a highly diversified economy. Being the lowest crime rates in the world, excellent opportunities, and scenic beauty, people visit the country for various reasons. If they visit for the purpose of business, you would need a Liechtenstein business visa.
To visit the principality of Liechtenstein for taking part in business-related activities such as trade fairs, meetings, and other MICE activities, you need a permit. Also known as the Liechtenstein Schengen tourist visa, this permit is issued for a duration of 90days in a 180-day period. It can be available as single-entry, double-entry, or even multiple entries. However, people from other Schengen countries and from the visa-exempt nations do not need a permit to enter. Even though there is no airport in the country and that you will need to enter via road or rail, you still need a permit to enter.
Due to the fact that there is no Liechtenstein embassy in India, visa handling is done by the Embassy of Switzerland in India. Before starting the application, you must ensure that you are eligible to visit the country on a business trip. After this, you can make the application as follows -
Please note that if you have submitted your biometrics to the Visa Information System (VIS) in the past 5 years, you do not have to submit them again. In this case, you do not have to visit the VAC in person. Also, ensure that you submit genuine documents and correct information as providing wrong information and fake documents can lead to visa rejection.
To be successfully issued with the business permit, you must meet the following criteria. If you do not, you must apply for the type that is applicable to you.
Based on the requirements, the following are the list of documents you will have to provide.
Proof of occupation such as employment letter, Copy of business license, etc
Financial documents such as bank statements of the past 3 months, Passbook copy, ITR, etc.
The time taken for the processing of the business permit depends on several factors such as the number of entries, validity, the volume of applications at the embassy, your previous travel history, and so on. In normal cases, it is processed in about 15 working days. In certain cases, this can take much longer. As a result, it is suggested that you apply for the permit well in advance.
The fees for this visa is dependent on the entry type, the biometric charges, as well as any service charges. It can also vary upon the foreign exchange rates. As a result, it is suggested that you check the exact amount before starting the application.
|Multiple entry Normal||90 days||3 months||6540.0|
|Multiple entry Normal||90 days||3 months||6540.0|
After successful submission of the application, it is then sent to the embassy of Switzerland for processing. Even if you have submitted the application at a VAC, the processing is solely done by the embassy. The VAC has no control over the processing. If it has been accepted, you can collect the visa directly from the VAC, or you can have it delivered to you for an additional charge.
While you await a response, you can check the status of your application by visiting https://www.vfsvisaonline.com/Global-PassportTracking and entering your reference number and date of birth. You can also opt for SMS notifications by the VAC, or you can ask the travel agency to check it on your behalf.
When you receive this visa, you must keep in mind the following points to ensure that you have a pleasant trip -
It is not possible to extend the Liechtensteinian business permit. Being a type of the Schengen short term category, it is non-extendable in normal conditions. However, in certain cases such as a medical condition, or other reasons that prevent you from returning to your home country, you may be granted an extension.
Once your permit has expired, you cannot stay back in the country any longer. You are expected to leave the country before the date of expiry. Staying back after this period is considered as an offence. This can lead you in getting deported, and in certain cases, you may even be banned from re-entry into the Schengen region again.
Due to the fact that this permit is issued for a maximum stay duration of 90 days, there are no mandatory medical test requirements. Travel medical insurance is still mandatory. It is also suggested that you get a medical test done before travelling to a foreign country.
It is not allowed to convert a Schengen short term category into another category. It is also not permitted to work while on the business permit. If you do require a work permit, you must apply for one once you are back in your home country.
Yes, you are allowed to visit any of the Schengen countries while you are on a business permit. In fact, you will definitely have to enter other Schengen countries while travelling to Liechtenstein. However, you are not allowed to visit all the European nations. You are allowed to enter the ones that are a part of Schengen.